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Old 05-22-2007, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone else watch the Gracie Fighting Championships?

I caught this earlier tonight, it was alright. I'd definitely give it the edge over King of the Cage with regard to entertainment value but the commentary was pretty much unbearable.

Whenever the favoured fighter walked in the ring, the black commentator guy would say "The one and only (insert name).

I didn't catch every fight, I started watching when Jacare's fight started. That guy is one mean dude, he wrecked his opponent. I'd love to see him in the UFC.

The main event was Thomas Denny vs Fredson Paixao. I'd never heard of Paixao before, but that guy is no joke on the ground. He definitely exemplified some amazing BJJ and submitted Denny by the end of round one.

As far as the show goes however, I couldn't help but laugh at the emulation of the UFC.

-An Octagon was used, albeit a MUCH larger one

-For pre-fight interviews, fighters were seated infront of black screens.

-After the fight an interviewer would enter the octagon and make the fighter watch the video of him punching his opponent in the face, following up with the question "what were you thinking at this point?" just as pointlessly as Joe Rogan does.

-The black ring announcer tried to pull a Bruce Buffer and repeatedly made mistakes. The funniest part however, was the fact he held the last syllables on EVERY word so he could figure out what the next word was on the cue card. He made Buffer look slick as shit lol.


Overall it was a decent show from what I saw, some good fights and fighters but aside from that, there was waaaaaay too much UFC imitation going on.


Oh well, that's just my take. Did any of you watch it? What did you think?
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-The black ring announcer tried to pull a Bruce Buffer and repeatedly made mistakes. The funniest part however, was the fact he held the last syllables on EVERY word so he could figure out what the next word was on the cue card. He made Buffer look slick as shit lol.
That announcer was actor Keith David. He's been in many movies like Platoon, Dead Presidents, Barbershop, Crash, Requiem For a Dream, and many others. I thought it was hilarious that he was announcing. I wonder how he got that gig.

here's his imdb profile:Keith David (I)

Overall I thought the event was decent. It was entertaining with alot of submissions and a couple of KO's. The card sucked compared to the originally announced card for January, but it was nice to see Jacare fight live finally. I hope they put together a better card for the next GFC event in October.
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The 1st thing that came up to me when I saw the announcer was..."isn't that the guy from the famous 'frank or beans' zipper scene in 'There's Something About Mary' (Mary's stepdad)? LOL.

I enjoyed the GFC overall, especially Jacare's alligator/Prince crawl

I think they used a Hexagon...they'll get sued if they go for the octagon
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-An Octagon was used, albeit a MUCH larger one
It was actually a giant hexagon
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That announcer was actor Keith David. He's been in many movies like Platoon, Dead Presidents, Barbershop, Crash, Requiem For a Dream, and many others. I thought it was hilarious that he was announcing. I wonder how he got that gig.

here's his imdb profile:Keith David (I)

Overall I thought the event was decent. It was entertaining with alot of submissions and a couple of KO's. The card sucked compared to the originally announced card for January, but it was nice to see Jacare fight live finally. I hope they put together a better card for the next GFC event in October.
Haha, I knew he was in a few movies, but I couldn't remember which ones! "How'd you get the beans above the Frank!?"
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Can anyone give some more info about where and when this is shown?
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Can anyone give some more info about where and when this is shown?
Gracie Fighting Championships. The PPV providers are at the bottom of the homepage. DirectTV and inDemand PPV do not provide the event.

You can also download the event here in the forum vids section:http://www.mmaforum.com/mma-videos-d...evolution.html
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